“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Douglasville in Douglas County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Vansant Brothers

Vansant Brothers Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 29, 2012
1. Vansant Brothers Marker
Inscription. Young Vansant with his brother Rueben moved from Cowpen, S.C., to the Cherokee lands west of Atlanta in the year 1850. As the County of Douglas began to form, both brothers wished to give land for a county seat. A friendly fist duel ensued and the winner, Young Vansant, on January 9, 1871 donated to W. W. Hindman, Ordinary-elect, John C. Bowden, W. N. McGouirk and James H. Winn, the Board of Commissioners, 40 acres of land in Lots 16 and 17, with the exception of the well which is reserved for the location of a county site of said county and the erection of public buildings.

This gift of land was deeded in old Spencerian style script and recorded among the first in Douglas County (April 9, 1874), D. W. Price Recording Clerk and John G. Maxwell, N.P., signing witness.

The tract became the site of several court houses – first a framed one, then the towered traditional brick edifice eventually destroyed by fire, and now upon the same spot the present modern Douglas County Court House.

The two Vansant brothers Rueben and Young, with their wives now rest in the private family cemetery just north of the railroad on West Strickland Street.
Location. 33° 45′ N, 84° 45.05′ W. Marker is in Douglasville, Georgia, in Douglas
Vansant Brothers Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 29, 2010
2. Vansant Brothers Marker
The old Douglas County Courthouse is in the background.
County. Marker is at the intersection of West Broad Street (Georgia Route 78) and Pray Street, on the right when traveling east on West Broad Street. Touch for map. The marker stands on the lawn of the old (1956) Douglas County Courthouse, now the Parks and Recreation Department. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6754 West Broad Street, Douglasville GA 30134, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Douglas County (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clarkdale Historic District (approx. 7.9 miles away); Coats & Clark Thread Mill (approx. 7.9 miles away); Clarkdale Mill Village Historic District (approx. 8.1 miles away); Site of the Campbell County Court House (approx. 8.1 miles away); Sweet Water Town Site (approx. 8.4 miles away); Hardee's Corps at Powder Springs (approx. 8.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Douglasville.
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 372 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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